Ed Graney, who is a columnist for Las Vegas Review Journal, has an article up on Ben Ball warriors, which he probably wrote before last night's game. It's a pretty good read. There isn't anything new in it for those of us who follow Ben Ball on a day-to-day basis, but it's the first article that I have read in the traditional media, which wonders whether the Bruins at this point of season are better than last year:
"When we beat them [in Eugene on Jan. 6], they were shocked. They didn't expect to lose. Just going through what they did last year made them so much more confident. It's a basketball team that understands what it takes to be successful. Possession by possession, game by game, week by week, it has that confidence and work ethic that allows them to be so good."
Cal coach Ben Braun said one thing that separates UCLA from most others is its multiple offensive options as the shot clock nears zero. The best one is Afflalo, a junior averaging just over 17 points.
"We have always done everything as a team, including bouncing back from any loss. We win as a team and lose as a team."
We trust the best coach in college basketball (who happens to be our "home boy") will make sure our guys will do everything in their power to make it happen.